Thanks to Weasel Zippers, Gateway Pundit, Dana Loesch & Skye at Midnight Blue for the links:
I've just returned from Washington DC, after attending the Restoring Honor Rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
This is what the crowd looked like from the top of the steps, near the end of the program.
During Sarah Palin's speech:
This was a shot in between the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial. I met up with a few friends from FreeRepublic.com here, and also finally met Concrete Bob, who is also an author at United Conservatives of Viginia.
And looking back towards the Washington Monument. This was around the time Dr. Alveda King was speaking.
Glenn Beck welcomes the crowd.
Gateway Pundit posted an estimate of 500,000 attending the rally. It's possible that number might have been higher. People were coming from across the Memorial Bridge from Arlington National Cemetery Metro stop, Foggy Bottom and Smithsonian.
This was what the Metro looked like when I got on at West Falls Church, it was similar to, if not more people, to September 12th last year.
Police were around everywhere....
...including...a SWAT team?
The fire department even open up a hose to cool participants off.
Walking on the way to the rally, I encountered a religious gathering under a large sign of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Seeing an SEIU member there was an indication as to who was behind this.
Plus this sign was close by, depicting Glenn Beck as a "nightmare" to Dr. King's dream....
...and is it any wonder that one of the people holding the sign was wearing an Obama t-shirt?
Near the World War II memorial, I caught these people being interviewed near the rally.
Though no signs were permitted in the rally area, this guy was holding a racist sign meant to provoke the crowd.
No surprise here, the guy with the "DC Does Not Hate" sign is another Obama supporter.
More signs attacking Glenn Beck...
and claiming Fox News is funding terrorism.
There was a debate with some film crew and some in the crowd about the Ground Zero Victory Mosque:
The wackos from PETA were there, using the "teabagger" slur popular among the Left, as well as the sexual innuendo, since PETA is known to be sex-obsessed from their own provocative (and risque) advertisements.
Destroying The Liberal's "All White Crowd" Myth:
The liberal racists at the Associated with Obama Press wrote this afternoon:
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King's message.AP must have missed these folks:
These black Tea Partiers in the video below got into a spirited exchange. Somehow they were able to bring signs in and illustrated the links between the Democrat Party and the KKK (Ku Klux Klan). Listen as one of the Lefties calls Christianity "the White man's religion."
Other Interesting People:
People in Revolutionary garb...
And "Moses" (doesn't look like Charlton Heston)...